Eating right can be a challenge for busy people … and these days, who’s not busy?
Surely your employees are. And if their full plates are what’s holding them back from filling those plates with nutrition, you can help them with a solution.
With a little planning at the outset, it’s possible to stockpile healthy snacks and the makings of well-balanced meals for an entire week. The key is making it convenient to eat well (and inconvenient to fill up on junk).
If the office break room is a sanctuary for tasty treats like leftover birthday cakes, doughnuts, and cookies brought in by well-meaning employees, the temptation to indulge is hard to resist.
If, however, the fridge holds a platter of rainbow-colored fruits and veggies, neatly cut up and ready for the taking, your workers are far more likely to partake of these than to root through their desk drawers for vending machine change.
Encourage your staff members to make grocery lists that will facilitate their efforts to eat healthy. Having a list at the supermarket decreases the odds that they’ll raid the snack aisle and load up on buy-one-get-one deals on potato chips.
According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s shopping tip sheet, it’s a good idea to stock up on lower-calorie basics such as:
Benefits to the waistline are just a nice bonus.